About Diazepam

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About Diazepam

Diazepam is used in acute and chronic tension and agitation (nervousness) and anxiety disorders. Diazepam can not be used to treat the root causes of such disorders, but only to alleviate the symptoms. Diazepam is also injected in acute and very severe states of anxiety, excitement, tension and restlessness such as a heart attack.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Resolve restlessness, anxiety and tension
  • Release muscle tension
  • Promote falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Restrict awareness
  • Damping over-excitability in the body
  • treat childhood febrile seizures

This is how Diazepam works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Diazepam.
Please also read the information on the drug classes benzodiazepines, antiepileptics, hypnotics, to which the active ingredient diazepam belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance diazepam

Diazepam is used in acute and chronic tension and agitation (nervousness) and anxiety disorders. Diazepam can not be used to treat the root causes of such disorders, but only to alleviate the symptoms. Diazepam is also injected in acute and very severe states of anxiety, excitement, tension and restlessness such as a heart attack.

The use of diazepam in sleep disorders is only justified if at the same time a calming and relaxing effect during the day is desired.

As an injection solution, diazepam is used to prepare for surgery for its soothing and sleep-inducing properties. Similarly, its muscle-relaxing properties are used prior to surgical and diagnostic procedures (for example, endoscopy).

Diazepam is used as an emergency medication to treat a major epileptic seizure and as a preventive measure to prevent grand mal seizures if signs of it are evident. In children, diazepam is a drug of choice for fever cramps. It is usually administered as a rectal solution (via the rectum) in such a case.

Diazepam continues to be used in severe muscle cramps. A special field of application here is tetanus intoxication.

For the following application areas of Diazepam , in-depth information is available:

  • anxiety disorders
  • nervous
  • epilepsies
  • fever
  • sleep

Action of Diazepam

Diazepam belongs to the drug group of benzodiazepines. It binds in the brain to the receptors that specialize in this substance group. This binding enhances the inhibitory effect of the messenger GABA on different associations of nerve nodes. In this way, Diazepam has an effect that reduces tension, excitement and anxiety as well as calming and inducing sleep. In addition, it can reduce the muscle tension and reduce the tendency to epileptic spasms or to interrupt such convulsions. Respiration and circulation are not or only slightly influenced by the usual dosages of diazepam. However, too fast an injection can sometimes lead to respiratory arrest. The action of benzodiazepines, including diazepam, can be reversed by substances that have the opposite effect, such as flumazenil.

Diazepam is absorbed into the body within one hour of ingestion and injection into a muscle. When injected into the vein, the effect begins in the brain after one minute. The liver mainly metabolizes diazepam into the three so-called metabolites nordiazepam, temazepam and oxazepam. Like diazepam, these three can pass through the blood-brain barrier into the brain and through the protective mother cake and can also be found in breast milk.

Nordiazepam, temazepam and oxazepam work longer than diazepam and are responsible for fatigue the next day after diazepam intake. They are also used as independent active ingredients.

Potential Diazepam side effects may include:

Diazepam used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Theodore M. Kirby says:
    2.5 rating

    Diazepam for Epilepsy

    Topamax Poor tolerability despite varying amounts of dose and time of administration. Extreme side effects: Loss of short-term memory, speech disorders, nosebleeds, numbness of the hands and feet – the entire left arm most affected. Weight gain of 15Kg. Side effects easy: aggressiveness, balance disorders,

  2. Sarah C. Poffenberger says:
    3.0 rating

    Diazepam for Sleep disorders

    Initially, the drug helped against insomnia, but with time I needed more and more and in the end I could not sleep despite the medication. I’m about to sneak it out now. Another side effect: I’ve gained about five pounds.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  3. Kimberly T. Cavallaro says:
    3.0 rating

    Diazepam for Depression

    For the amineurin I had extreme dizziness for 4-5 weeks, had the feeling to stand next to me.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  4. Pierre M. Russ says:
    3.5 rating

    Diazepam for Depression; Sleep disorders

    Tavor has triggered motor disorders in my case, such as difficulty swallowing. Diazepam helps wonderfully if I have a bout of emetophobia (fear of vomiting), but unfortunately may only over a period of time and not in connection with substance abuse (alcohol) be taken. Citalopram has caused me nausea. Doxepin is for me definitely the antidepressant par excellence, even if one can not expect miracles, but it really helps.

    Side effects: Nausea
  5. Jennifer M. Jackson says:
    2.5 rating

    Diazepam for Pain (back); Sleep disorders

    I have taken Tilidin for about 2 years. Have taken this medication regularly. By day it was 2-3 times 50 drops. The first year I did not notice any changes to my body, but after the first year I started to increase the dosage. From 50 drops twice a day it was up to 4-5 times 50 drops, so I had to spend more money, because Tilidine costs finally 60 euros. The side effects were: less food taken to me (no hunger feeling), no more desire on school (Zero Bockphase), became lazy, got depression, could not sleep for some days, so I also diazepam, I was often sick because of this high dose of Tili, next morning had severe abdominal pain, was aggressive to each ( faster irritated), I was all the main thing I’m fine and I have Tilidin in me (indifferent), have done things that I was afraid of before and I have abhorred. After about two years, I could not nic He had more back pain and thought that this drug would be better. Alone the effect, as that of Tillidin lasts longer. And I was no longer aggressive or indifferent because of every little thing even after this drug, I later realized that this has also attacked my head and body considerably.I could not sleep and even without this opiate no more go home.Da back pain was otherwise unbearable.I could hardly run normally to the baker without To have pain.

  6. Mark B. Dunn says:
    2.5 rating

    ad 1) pain at the injection site, excitation, agitation, tinnitus and muscle weakness. ad 2) muscle weakness, short-term memory weakness, headache ad 3) lack of concentration, tinnitus, headache ad 4) joint pain, muscle pain, agitation, abdominal pain, flatulence

  7. Alexander L. Olsen says:
    3.0 rating

    Diazepam for Epilepsy

    The effect of Diazepam is generally good, but I expressly warn against development of addiction after prolonged (over a maximum of 4 weeks) ingestion. When the preparation is discontinued, restlessness, anxiety and muscle pain / muscle twitching occur frequently. The latter is not yet listed in the leaflet. After discontinuation, anxiety symptoms appeared again more strongly.

  8. Misty J. Donofrio says:
    4.0 rating

    I’ve always known that benzodiazepines can make you addicted quickly. Since one with a borderline personality tends to develop addiction often, I try to get along with extreme anxiety and restlessness with Truxal (neuroleptic – calming) (I take a constant antidepressants). However, when I had a particularly lengthy and severe borderline episode 2 years ago, I had to resort to diazepam, but dosed (at home) relatively low (5 mg / day). As my mental state continued to worsen, I was hospitalized and (in addition to other psychotropic drugs) on 10 mg diazepam / day set. The drug works really well against many severe anxiety and panic attacks, but unfortunately, the dose must be repeatedly increased to achieve a consistent effect. The only side effect with me was a little tiredness, which I found relaxing. When I arrived at 30 mg / day, I set myself the limit to go back slowly in 5 mg steps after a week !!! to dose down. It worked pretty well too. I stayed at 5 mg / day for a long time, but terrible was the last step to 0.0 mg / day: paralyzing anxiety and extreme mood swings that I probably just kept up with because I always go to my best friend (who has had benzoin for 10 years). depends). Since then I take Valium only as a single dose in an emergency – which fortunately works for me without renewed dependency.

  9. Richard P. Savage says:
    1.5 rating

    Diazepam for Depression

    Side effect with Seroquel: tiredness and nausea

    Side effects: Nausea; Fatigue
  10. Barbara R. Gonzales says:
    3.5 rating

    Tramadol: drowsiness, dizziness. At night, after 4 hours suddenly wake up and can not fall asleep. The next day hang over Tilidin: chills, very strong drowsiness, panic attacks, dried out mouth, blood pressure increase, ambulance. Mydocalm: mild headache Diazepam: tiredness, shallow breathing, drowsiness

  11. Justine J. Wight says:
    4.0 rating

    Diazepam for A headache; Sleep disorders

    Hello, I take for some time against ear pain GELONIDA, which prescribed me the ENT doctor, in the beginning I have Diazepam 10mg as prescribed by my family doctor in the morning and evening ever taken 1 tablet, but when I think of the dependency risks, I’m off today thought: So, you take only in the evening 1 to sleep. Gelonida I take as prescribed 1 morning and evening 1 sometimes three, mostly after ENT treatments. Every year I have always been operated on the same ear on the right side (chronic otitis externa). Have a pain therapy and the painkiller has already passed all antidepressants, none helped, except that I was in a fog. I was prescribed diazepam by the HA shortly after ear surgery on September. I was implanted with an implant at the moment I am wearing the hearing aid with which I have to learn to hear. Do I need a stomach protection for the medis?

    Side effects: Dependence
  12. Harold L. Easley says:
    3.5 rating

    Diazepam for Post-traumatic stress disorder

    Acts very fast and reliable. Good if you have post traumatic stress. If you can handle it, then you never increase the dose and a dependency will hardly arise. Of course, the effect is even better with every tablet. That’s just the addiction that arises. If you have that under control, you’ll be fine.

    Side effects: Drug addiction; Dependence
  13. Ronald A. Ledoux says:
    3.5 rating

    Diazepam for Depression

    Acts very well against anxiety, but always higher dose necessary – addictive! In addition, sedation, fatigue.

    Side effects: Dependence
  14. Roberta K. Hickman says:
    3.0 rating

    Diazepam for Investigated; Depression

    I have been methadone dependent for a long time (5 years), so I’m VERY satisfied with subuxone !!! However, the addiction pressure is great after more euphoria (I know that’s not good ……..) Subuxone is on everyone Fall the better alternative to methadone !! Despite everything!

    Side effects: No side effects
  15. Kayla S. Thomas says:
    2.0 rating

    Side effect none. Am now going to get rid of at 2.5 mg in the evening, would like to make it.

    Side effects: No side effects